Naturally Sweetened Infused Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Below is a recipe for making oatmeal raisin cookies using cannabis/CBD infused agave nectar and coconut sugar. This recipe also includes infused butter that provides a well-balanced and extended release of the cannabis infusions. We have included a video that clearly illustrates how to infuse the naturals sugars and butter using cannabis/CBD tinctures. Remember, always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup infused butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or Brown Swerve (Erythritol)
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar
  • 6 Tablespoons or 3 fluid ounces of cannabis/CBD in total for these cookies with one fluid ounce in each of the 3 infusing ingredients, agave nectar, butter and coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375
  2. In large bowl cream butter, coconut sugar and agave
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy
  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon mix well
  5. Add oats & raisins mix well
  6. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets
  7. Bake 8 – 9 minutes for  a chewy cookie and 10 – 11 minutes for a crispy cookie
  8. Cool one minute on cookie sheet then move to wire rack
  9. Cool completely and store in tight container or freeze. Stays good frozen for 4-6 months

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Maximized Sugar-Free Protein Packed Brownie Recipe

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These chocolate protein brownies are super easy to make – loaded with protein from the almond butter, plus antioxidants from the chocolate bar and no sugar! This is a perfect cancer patient snack. Remember use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar Almond Butter
  • 2 eggs or egg alternative
  • 1 cup erythritol
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 sugar-free dark chocolate candy bar (3-4 oz.)

Cancer Patient Brownie RecipeDirections:

  1. In large bowl blend almond butter with electric mixer.
  2. Blend in eggs or substitute, then erythritol & vanilla extract.
  3. Add cocoa, protein powder, salt, baking soda & coconut milk.
  4. LIne  9 x 13 glass baking dish with parchment paper. Pour batter into baking dish. It will be thick and you will have press into shape.
  5. Bake 325 for 35 – 45 minutes.
  6. If you want brownie bite bake at 325 for 15 minutes.

I did bake this chocolate protein brownie into brownie bites and they are a bit heavy but they tasted good. You can always add sugar-free chocolate chips, chopped nuts or dried cherries or cranberries.  Another great thing about these brownies is that they taste as delicious if you make a bigger batch and freeze them. Just defrost them two to three hours before you want to eat them, and they will be as good as freshly baked.

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Labyrinth Walking: A Healing Tool For Cancer Patients


Tool For Cancer PatientsLabyrinth
Walking can be a healing tool for cancer patients. In many ways the labyrinth represents the journey to healing. Healing is not only physical but also occurs on the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. A physical healing is often described as a cure. While a cure might not be possible, healing is always an option. To be healed means to be made whole, and wholeness is fundamentally a psychological and spiritual process of finding meaning. The labyrinth can be used as a tool of healing to help people find meaning in their situation.  You can find more healing tools in the book ABC Workbook for Cancer Patients.

A portable canvas labyrinth can be used and cancer patients are encouraged to walk it as a symbolic journey to recovery and healing. It is suggested that you think about your life from diagnosis through treatment up until the present moment and to relate your journey to the labyrinth walk.

Suggested questions

  1. What is the most important lesson your illness and recovery has taught you?
  2. How has your illness had a positive effect on your life?
  3. How has it affected your relationships?
  4. In what ways are you more whole than before you illness?
  5. What about your illness are you grateful for?
  6. How has your spirit been influenced?
  7. What is required for continued healing?

The path towards healing is not straight and often you feel lost. Perseverance is required to complete the journey. The center represents treatment and the journey out is toward recovery and acceptance. People come and go on the journey. The whole process occurs in the container and context of love and spirit. You feel more connected and relaxed

.Suggested Cancer Self-Help Healing Book:

Writing Your Way to Healing and Wholeness

In A Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer 

ABC Workbook for Cancer Patients.

Breast Cancer: A-Z Mindful Practices: Self Care Tools For Treatment & Recovery

5 Ways Yoga Benefits Cancer Post-Treatment Fatigue

Yoga For Cancer Related FatigueIf you’re a cancer survivor and feeling tired or even worse, even long after treatment, you are not alone. About one-third of breast cancer survivors experience this debilitating condition for anywhere from a year to several years post-treatment.

Cancer-related fatigue, (CRF)is very common in breast cancer patients.  Fatigue can often be confused with tiredness. Tiredness happens to everyone. One would expect to be tired  after certain activities, treatments or from daily activities. Sleep and resting is most important when recovering. Fatigue can prevent you from functioning normally and impacts your quality of life.

However, fatigue is an unusual or excessive whole-body tiredness is not relieved with sleep. It can be acute (lasting a month or less) or chronic (lasting from one month to six months or longer).

How To Cope With Cancer-Related Fatigue
The precise reason is unknown, but it may be related to the process of the disease itself or through the chemotherapies and radiation treatments. (CRF) is one of the most common side effects of cancer and its associated treatments. Usually, it comes on suddenly, does not result from activity or exertion, and is not relieved by rest or sleep. It is often described as “paralyzing.” It may continue even after treatment is complete.

What Cancer Patients Can Expect From A Yoga Practice :

  1. women with post-treatment fatigue were still feeling more invigorated than before they started
  2. women become more energized
  3. women see improvement in mood and sleep
  4. women are typically more relaxed, and more aware
  5. women are more accepting of what life brings to them

To Assist Patients As They Cope With CancerUnfortunately there’s no conventional therapy to resolve it, but studies are increasingly showing yoga designed specifically for breast cancer survivors is helping women to catch a second wind. In fact, a recent UCLA study found that three months after beginning yoga, women with post-treatment fatigue were still feeling more invigorated than before they started. Not only do women become more energized, but they see improvement in mood and sleep; they are typically more relaxed, more aware, and more accepting of what life brings to them. All these attributes are so critical as we work toward our continued mental and physical well-being, and ultimately, our healing.  We suggest ABC Workbook For Cancer Patients for additional post-treatment tools. 

 

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us atinfo@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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Breast Cancer Psychologist Offers Self-Healing Books For Patients

Good afternoon this is Robin Dilley from Phoenix Arizona.  I’m making this video, especially for Breast Cancer Authority Blog because I think there’s a couple of fun things that you don’t know about us yet that I would like for you to know. One is Dawn Bradford and I have been collaborating and we have a project that we finished over a year ago and we’ve not done any advertising and I think it’s about time that you know about it because book two is almost ready to come out.

Our first book is Breast Cancer: A – Z Mindful Practices, this is a very simple very short trip through the alphabet.  A to Z it’s designed for those people in treatment at this time and it’s designed to keep it safe simple and uncomplicated.

When I was a breast cancer patient I wanted a story that let me know how other people did it and at that time I wrote the book In a Moment’s Notice a Psychologist Journey with Breast Cancer.

In addition to my first book, I also wanted to compose something simple. There were so many medical appointments, so many treatment options, so many decisions to be made it became overwhelming.  Most of the time you need something simple so I’ve created a simple book along with Dawn Bradford’s help.

This simple book has wonderful little things for you to think about, like how important is laughter, which is the L word for this book.  It’s so important that we keep laughing through this process.  life is short for all of us and laughter is the best medicine.

So you can pick up your copy of this today amazon.com by just typing in Breast Cancer A – Z Mindful Practices. I hope you’ll do that I hope you’ll find the book really helpful and keeping you present calm and collected through your treatment.

I just want you to know that it’s a very tedious hard journey and you are the hero in this journey so whatever we can do to help you out we want to do that and hopefully this little book will be helpful you can download it or you can buy it in paperback it’s completely up to you and I wish you the best on your journey.

Dr. Robin B. Dilley’s Books:

Dr. Robin B. Dilley, author of In A Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer is a licensed psychologist in the State of Arizona. Her eclectic practice allows her to cross diagnostic barriers and meet clients in their need assisting them to respond to life in healthy and empowering ways rather than react to life’s circumstances.

Protein Rich Entree – Vegan Sausage, Spinach & White Beans

This one pot wonder is perfect for a breast cancer recovery diet. Easy to make and the whole family can enjoy!  Also use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Vegan Italian Sausage
  • 2 Cups of Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Can Drained Cannellini Beans
  • 1 Can Diced Italian Tomatoes or 2 Diced Plum Tomatoes
  • 6 Cups Baby Spinach (1 bag)

Directions:

  1. Fry vegan spinach in Olive Oil when done add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add vegetable both, beans, tomatoes cook for 7 minutes.
  3. Add baby spinach, stir into mixture just until wilted.
  4. Put into and sprinkle Nutritional Yeast on top.
  5. Enjoy!

A combination of a healthful diet and physical activity seems to be particularly important, as was shown in the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living Study, which included 3,088 women previously diagnosed with breast cancer. Women who had at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day and averaged 30 minutes of walking 6 days per week had roughly half the risk of dying from breast cancer, compared with women who ate fewer vegetables and fruits or who were less active.

So a healthful plant-based diet helps in many ways. It makes weight control easier, helps you avoid unhealthful fats, and keeps fruits and vegetables front and center. This combination, along with regular exercise, helps prevent cancer and also reduces the risk of recurrence.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

 

 

3 Broccoli Sprout Recipes For Fighting Cancer

Broccoli sprouts contain many cancer-busting phytochemicals  (John Hopkins Scientists). Broccoli sprouts look and taste like alfalfa sprouts and are also a great addition to sandwiches, salads, juice, or as a garnish on foods such as humus. Broccoli sprouts are one of our favorite sprouts because of how easy they are to grow and add to just about any meal. Below are a few recipes that include cancer fighting broccoli sprouts.

Avocado & Broccoli Sprout Toast

  • Bread of choice (Sprouted Ezekial Bread)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • Sprinkle of chipotle chili powder
  • Sprinkle of coarse ground Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • Drizzle of lime juice (optional)
  • Broccoli Sprouts

Recipe source: Kelli Roberts

Broccoli Sprout & Humus Toast

  • Bread of choice (Sprouted Ezekial Bread)
  • 1/4 cup humus
  • Sliced ripe avocado
  • Sliced tomato
  • Broccoli sprouts

Recipe source: Honeynsilk.com

Green Broccoli Sprout Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 rib of celery
  • 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp. hemp seed
  • 1 cup almond milk, coconut milk or hemp milk

Recipe : Young & Raw

A cancer prevention diet is one that is high in fiber, low in fat (especially animal fat), and includes generous portions of fruits and vegetables. It also minimizes or excludes alcohol. The best diets are pure vegan diets.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Protein Rich Breakfast Cookies For A Cancer Diet

Typically cookies or other types of sweets are not recommended for a cancer diet. Healing cancer and eating sugar just don’t go together! The good news is you can still have sweets without the harmful effects of traditional, processed ingredients. Try out this healthy cookie recipe with alternative ingredients and extra protein. These cookies are wonderful for breakfast with coconut milk yogurt.  Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup(6tbsp.) butter or vegan butter alternative (Earth Balance)
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar or date sugar
  • 1/2 granulated sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs or Vegan Eggs/flaxseed alternative
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose-flour or peanut flour (rich in protein)
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk if using peanut flour to keep from being too dry
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (optional)
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat butter and alternative sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Add alternative eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, mix well.
  4. Add oats and raisins and mix well.
  5. Bake 8 -10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Makes 2 dozen

OPTION:

  • Bar Cookies – Bake 30 minutes in ungreased 13 x 9 metal baking pan.
  • CannButter – Replace butter alternative with Cannabutter (can be made with butter alternative).

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Breast Cancer Yoga Therapy for Stretching the Area of the Incision

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Gentle or restorative yoga poses can be very healing if done with care and awareness.Once you receive clearance from your doctor to begin exercise try a gentle restorative yoga practice.

A gentle or restorative yoga practice may be very healing in stretching the area of the incision, the calming down of the stress attached to the surgery as well as bringing the ROM, (range of motion) back to the entire area of the chest.

Fish pose opens up the heart and since the heart is connected to your lymphatic system, which is your central immune system, these glands are stimulated in this yoga posture. In Fish pose, you are opening your rib cage, lungs and upper back, therefore opening yourself to more love.Fish Pose For Breast Cancer
This pose benefits the student with a sense of deep relaxation, inner calm,and of being grounded. More benefits include:

Benefits

  • Quiets the mind quickly
  • Promotes lymphatic drainage of breasts and pectoral muscles
  • Post surgical benefits of reducing fibrous adhesions and scar tissue
  • Allows the shoulder blades to feel supported comfortably
  • Spreads the clavicle, relieves pressure on brachial plexus (network of nerves)
  • Stretches and expands the pectoral muscles
  • A large heart opener that frees the breath
  • Stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas) and the muscles (intercostals) between the ribs
  • Stimulates and stretches the belly muscles and front of the neck
  • Strengthens the muscles of the upper back and back of the neck
  • Tones the front of your neck and your abdominals
  • Relieves tension in your neck, throat, and shoulders
  • Improves posture – has therapeutic effect on rounded-shoulders, asthma, spasms in the bronchial tubes, and other respiratory issues

fish-pose-for-lymphedemaInstructions

  1. Use a generous amount of props to support this wonderful pose.
  2. Start with a folded blanket under your hips, and blocks (side-by-side) or bolster under your upper spine, and another pillow, bolster or folded blanket for your shoulders. The goal is to feel your heart open and your chest lifted.
  3. Keep your legs close together and don’t let your feet flop out.
  4. Remain conscious of the pose, and especially of your breath.
  5. Play around with supporting props. Make sure each prop feels perfect.
  6. If you want to fully express the pose; bring both arms overhead and extend in both directions.
  7. This is a pose that can be sustained for 5/10 minutes.
  8. When releasing out of the pose, point the toes mightily and come up with a lifted chest (if possible).
  9. Once up flex your feet and hang forward to release the backbend effects.
Breast Cancer Yoga Fish PoseTo experience the benefits of yoga for breast cancer, it is essential that you begin with simple, gentle yoga movements. You should also consult a doctor before you begin practicing yoga. It is also necessary that you follow a yogic diet that consists of a mainly vegetarian diet to enhance the benefits of yoga.

Try Breast Cancer Yoga’s extra gentle yoga DVD for breast cancer recovery and lymphedema management.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us atinfo@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Easy Vegan Pea Soup

When you switch to a “cancer fighting diet” you do not have to make a lot of dietary changes, just add in some new veggies to substitute the meat.  Healthy eating is not that hard, it tastes better, and you family will learn healthy lifestyle choices too! Remember to always use organic ingredients when available.

Ingredients

2 – 3 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
4-5 carrots, sliced
3 celery stalks, minced
1 onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 potato, diced
3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons parsley
2 bay leaves
1 cup small pasta
3 cups of dried split peas
2 cartons or 6 cups of vegetable broth
2 cups of water

Directions

  1. Place carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in pan with olive oil. Heat for approximately 10 minutes or until tender. Place nutritional yeast, parsley and bay leaves in and let flavors meld together for 30 seconds. Remove, and place to the side.
  2. Then, place broth, water and split peas in pot. Bring to boil, then let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent split peas from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add cooked carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in pot as well as the potato. Partially cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

A healthy diet is only one of several factors that can affect the immune system; exercise and stress management are just as important in improving your overall health and well-being.

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